I may be a bit behind the curve, but I recently became a HUGE FAN of TED Talks, a non-profit devoted to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading.’ TED is a conference that takes place twice a year in various parts of the world where some of the sharpest minds in technology, entertainment, design, and beyond gather to share ideas about ways in which they view the world. Once a secret gathering, TED was opened up to the public so that ideas would be widely considered and spread. I think it is absolutely PHENOMENAL!!! Especially the videos that I have shared below.
TED offers fresh new ways of looking at seemingly old issues. Just as life evolves, so do problems and solutions. In the words of Abraham Lincoln:
“The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise high with the occasion”
I encourage you to have a look at the videos below based on a subject that is dear to me; the quality and purpose of “university” eduction. Being a college graduate student, I have come to have a completely different opinion about traditional education in this country. I am not as big a fan of it as society has taught us to be for quite similar reasons mentioned in the videos below. My life philosophies have evolved, and so have my values as a result of my own life experiences. As appreciative as I am for having an education, I can say that I am equally disappointed in the reality of what it has become. But my hope is not that you necessarily agree with me or the videos, but that you can learn to appreciate a fresh perspective on something that has, and continues to affect particularly an entire generation Y, and beyond.